Barcelona forward Lionel Messi believes Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are the strongest teams in Europe this season and the favourites to win the Champions League.
City are sailing at the top of the Premier League with 34 points, eight more than nearest rivals Manchester United, while PSG are also five wins from five games in the premier club competition and are looking strong at the top of Ligue.
Messi sees those two as the biggest dangers to Barcelona’s hopes of winning the Champions League this season.
“City is one of the strongest teams at the moment together with PSG,” he told Marca.
“So far, they have been the two teams that have shown themselves to be favourites, but this is a very long and tough competition.”
Barca are in fine form themselves and sit top of La Liga with a 10-point gap over main competitors Real Madrid.